Atlanta Film Society presents Page to Stage

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Competition Description

The first ever Page to Stage is a premier competition and live screening reading geared toward promoting and lifting up Georgia screenwriters and development community at large.

The Atlanta film industry has seen major strides in production and post-production, but Georgians do not yet have clear avenues to tell their own stories. In an effort to promote stories from Georgia voices, the Atlanta Film Society is partnering with local industry members to put on an evening dedicated to developing Georgia writers. The best of Georgia’s unproduced screenplays will featured in a live read by professional casts during a night of fun and entertainment that will serve as a meeting ground for all those interested in producing, discovering, and celebrating original Georgia films.

1-2 writers will be chosen to take part in a staged reading of their winning screenplay(s). This staged reading won’t be your average production. This full reading will take place at the historic Plaza Theatre in front of live audience with a cast of professional actors.

The winning writer(s) will not only get to hear their words come to life, but also get a one in a lifetime chance to get feedback on their work and connect with special industry guests in attendance.

The goal of this program is three fold: To help a local writer hone their craft and improve their best work. To expose the writer to new connections and networks that will help their screenplay down the road to production and release.  And to engage the local community in the development process of local screenplays.

 
 

Submission Details

Submissions are open ONLY to writers based on Georgia.

There are (3) categories of submission: Feature Screenplay, One Hour Pilot, and 30 Minute Pilot.

Feature Screenplays must be between 40-120 pages in length. Anything outside of that page range will not be considered for the program. We accept feature screenplays of any genre.

One Hour Pilots must be between 45-70 pages in length. Anything outside of that page range will not be considered for the program. We do not accept additional pilot materials such as series bibles, additional episodes, plot outlines. We accept pilot screenplays of any genre.

30 Minute Pilots must be between 28-35 pages in length. Anything outside of that page range will not be considered for the program. We do not accept additional pilot materials such as series bibles, additional episodes, plot outlines. We accept pilot screenplays of any genre.

**Should a pilot be chosen as a winner, it may be staged in conjunction with another winning pilot (at the discretion of the Page to Stage programmers) in order to produce a full 1.5 hour event.

Regular Deadline: July 26th, 2018
Feature Screenplay - $15
One Hour Pilot Screenplay - $10
30 Minute Pilot Screenplay - $10

Final Deadline: August 16th, 2018
Feature Screenplay - $20
One Hour Pilot Screenplay - $15
30 Minute Pilot Screenplay - $15

Prize

1 feature OR 1-2 pilots will be chosen each season. The winning screenplay(s) will be professionally staged in a “live read” for an audience at the Plaza Theatre.

The staging process will offer the winning writer(s) a chance to hear their words performed aloud by professional actors, offer in-depth and in-person feedback to the writer, and a chance to promote the work directly to the Atlanta production community.

The winning writer will receive detailed feedback on their project from:

  • The actors cast in their staged reading

  • The audience at their staged reading

  • Select film industry guests invited to attend the reading

This process will help them refine their work and take it to the next level.

The winning writer will also be able to network and interact with industry members involved in the Page to Stage production and attending the staged reading, offering them a chance to expand their connections and take steps down the road to bringing their screenplay to life.

**There is no cash prize. Estimated value of Goods/Services: 2,000 U.S. Dollars.